Ardent Frankincense

February 11, 2017 Laurent 0

Ardent Frankincense. In your smoke the prayers of the faithful rise. Native of the Arabic Peninsula and the Horn of Africa, you are since the beginning Read More

Sweet & Spicy Cinnamon

February 4, 2017 Laurent 0

Sweet & Spicy Cinnamon. You are the taste of winter. Either in mulled wine or sweet pastries, you give to the little ones and the grown-ups warmth and joy Read More

Mimosa

January 28, 2017 Laurent 0

Mimosa. You are the first flower of the year, announcing Spring, embalming the Mediterranean hills and dotting them with your yellow puff-balls. You perfume the Read More

Star of Spices

January 22, 2017 Laurent 0

Illicium Verum, you are the star of spices and also the star of our Scent & Flavor homepage. You are originated from China where you Read More

Oakmoss on a dried branch

Oakmoss

January 15, 2017 Laurent 0

Oakmoss, or evernia prunastri, is a type lichen. Lichens are often called mosses or tree mosses, but they should not be confused with real mosses which are Read More

Immortelle

December 30, 2016 Laurent 0

Immortelle. Neither a harsh winter nor years of storage in a closet will alter your golden charm. You are the everlasting flower; you are “Immortelle.” Read More

Dear Musk

December 23, 2016 Laurent 0

Dear Musk, or musk deer shall I say. You are the victim of your sublime pheromonal secretions, which in minute quantities, are an aphrodisiac for Read More

Guaiac Wood

December 10, 2016 Laurent 0

Guaiac Wood. Tree of life, “Palo Santo” or Lignum Vitae, you are known under many pseudonyms. You are a sacred tree of the Americas, your Read More

Smoke on the Water

November 20, 2016 Laurent 0

Smoke and perfume might seem, for some, to be at the opposite end of the olfactory spectrum. Smoke is, however, the most ancient mean of delivering Read More

Rose or Amber?

November 5, 2016 Laurent 0

Sticky Rockrose. You are a tough little shrub, bearing extreme summer droughts and the cold Mediterranean winter. Year after year, your courage and persistence made you Read More

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